At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
From the observation deck and restaurant, guests enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley.
Visitors to the Tower are whisked from ground level to the observation decks in less than 30 seconds in double decker elevators traveling at speeds of 1,800 feet per minute or three floors a second. Thrill seekers can enjoy excitement over 100 stories above the ground on the Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity thrill rides.
The tower is equipped with a special lighting system designed to provide a spectacular dancing light show nightly, which is visible throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The Tower's lighting and audio are controlled by Alcorn McBride equipment, including a LightCue. A LightCue, Binloop and V16+ are located in a equipment room at the base of the Tower. The LightCue is connected to dimmer racks at the top via a quarter mile of fiber optic cable!